Author/publisher of best-selling Chinese Calendar Tales and Dirty Story series for primary school students. Author of multi-award-listed Storm Whale, The Marvellous Adventures of Maggie and Methuselah, comic book Yoyo and the World's Coolest T-Shirt. Visits primary schools world-wide with story readings, writing workshops, talks about literacy.
Remembering Shanghai: A Memoir of Socialites, Scholars and Scoundrels
Claire is co-author of the award-winning Remembering Shanghai: A Memoir of Socialites, Scholars and Scoundrels, which follows five generations from imperial China to modern-day Hong Kong. After graduating from Princeton University, she spent 30 years in brand management for firms such as Tiffany & Co. and Harry Winston. She is currently developing a TV series based on the memoir.
Editing, Language Training, Proofreading, Researching
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
A previous UK background in admin (civil servant, Macmillan publishing, KPMG) and British Council TEFL. Experience as NET in Hong Kong. Currently attached to two science departments at HKUST collaborating with PG/UG/MPhil students on interviewing/presentation/academic writing skills. Review/proofread faculty papers, thesis and report work.
Editing, Language Training, Photography, Proofreading, Researching
From rural Wales, armed with a law degree from London and experience of residential care work in Scotland, Hong Kong gave me the opportunity to teach for which I am ever grateful. I love to write poetry and short stories. I am however a far more prolific photographer. Scenery and contrasts are my preferred subjects.
Raka Dewan works as a secondary school English teacher. She was the editor of a design magazine for twelve years before switching careers. She has a degree in English literature and a postgraduate degree in education.